GÉZA SZŐCS (Marosvásárhely/Târgu Mureș, 1953) is a Transylvanian poet and politician distinguished with the Kossuth and József Attila Awards. He studied at the Hungarian–Russian Department of the Babeș-Bolyai University, Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca. After working in the scientific literature seminar of the University, he went into political exile in Switzerland, where he worked in Geneva as a journalist. Between 1989 and 1990 he conducted the Budapest studio of Radio Free Europe. In 1989, he joined the staff of the magazine Magyar Napló of the Hungarian Writers’ Association. In 1990, Szőcs returned to Kolozsvár/ Cluj-Napoca and was active in the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ). From 1993 to 2010, he was editor of the magazine A Dunánál. He served as Secretary of State for Culture of the Ministry of National Resources in Hungary from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, he was elected President of the Hungarian Pen Club. Szőcs became an adviser to Prime Minister Orbán in 2012.